1. 33:17). Judah: After passing over his first three sons, Jacob turned the mother-lode of blessings to Judah. Benjamin was described as a ravenous wolf who was set to devour the prey and divide the plunder (v 27). Genesis 49:8-12 The Blessing Upon Judah. However, whereas Jacob’s prophetic blessing, which relates both to the individual personality and the distant future, gives almost equal treatment to Judah and Joseph, Moses’ blessing of Joseph is greater and more detailed than that of Judah. At the time, the most royal of Jacob’s sons was Joseph, who was the prime minister of Egypt. who will keep on blessing you. by the strength of Jacob’s Mighty One, in the name of the Shepherd, Israel’s Rock, 25 by your father’s God. And when Jacob pronounced blessing upon each of his sons, he proclaimed that all would one day bow down and praise Leah’s son. Judah’s placement as second, between Reuben and Levi, where Simeon would be according to the order of birth of Jacob’s sons, adds to the suggestion that Judah’s blessing … who helps you, by the Almighty. The Blessing of Judah. Of these he singled out Judah for the most prominent blessing. Joseph: Apart from Judah, Jacob’s blessings for Joseph is one of the longest and probably, the most eloquent. Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler.—1 Chronicles 5:2. The prophetic blessings upon the Sons of Israel. Judah: Judah was like a lion and would be a leader of the other tribes (Genesis 49:8–12). So Jacob, the deceiver, was himself deceived and Leah grieved the knowledge that she was not his favorite. ... Judah. Judah was likened to a lion, the great beast universally recognized as the dominant force in the jungle. Genesis 49 – The Blessing of the Sons of Jacob A. 26 Your father’s blessings will prove to be stronger with blessings from heaven above, with blessings from the deepest ocean, with blessing from the breasts and the womb. Jacob recounted his son’s suffering and eventual triumph in Egypt (v 22-24), as well as reiterated God’s help during his trials. It was he, not Judah, who was receiving the bowing. Thus Ephraim and Manasseh obtained a place of their own among the tribes of Israel (Deut. (1-2) What will befall the sons of Jacob in the last days.. And Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days: Anyway, Jacob starts his blessing of Judah by saying, Judah, your brothers will praise you; Your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; Your father’s sons will bow down to you (Genesis 49:8). This included great material blessing: wine so plentiful that he would wash his clothes in a tub of it! Jacob's blessing of Judah, in Genesis 49:8-12, includes a passage that is traditionally understood by Christians to mean that Judah's descendants would rule over the land of Israel, culminating with Jesus. Wilfred Price (Australia) Genesis 49 records the blessing by Jacob on his twelve sons. Yet when she gave birth to this son, Leah praised God and named him Judah which means praise. In this scene of blessing, Jacob is declaring that instead of Joseph getting a single share of Jacob's inheritance, that he will receive a double inheritance; Ephraim and Manasseh are to be considered Jacob's sons. Introduction: As Jacob blesses his sons, a celestial drama is revealed, one which was placed in the heavens by God to show us the work He would accomplish through His Son Jesus.Astrology is forbidden in the Bible because it attempts to reveal our future and the choices we should make from the creation rather than the Creator. In Revelation 7:1-8, Judah is at the top of the list of the tribes receiving the … So we see that both Judah and Joseph are given a prominent place in the blessings of Jacob, Judah receiving the position of a ruler and Joseph the wealth laid up for the firstborn. His tribe would later produce a line of kings, beginning with King David and, much later, Jesus Christ.